Welcome to

Mr. Duca's Class

Welcome to Mr. Duca's webpage! You may find this website useful to check the calendar for upcoming assessments in science and math (and for 6th grade social studies as well). You can also navigate the website in order to view nightly homework, and find other information that may be helpful.

What to Expect

As a 6th grader, you can expect to see an increased amount of privileges, which comes with more responsibility both in and outside of the classroom. You can also expect many opportunities to be problem solvers! Everyone learns and thinks about things differently, which makes sharing very important!  You can expect to share your method for finding solutions, while also gaining other perspectives from your classmates. 


 Mistakes, whether in the classroom, or out on the playground, are a valuable part of life. Everyone makes them, but the most successful people in life are aware of the mistakes that they make, and treat them as an opportunity to learn. If you keep a positive attitude, work hard, and stay persistent, success will come!


I'm sure that you have bittersweet feelings entering your last year at the Quogue School. You may be a bit sad about leaving, but excited about what is to come after your time here. Luckily, not only will we be working together all year so that you are prepared to enter middle school in seventh grade, but we will have a lot of fun doing it! 

Meet Mr. Duca

Dear Students,

Welcome to 6th Grade. I'm extremely excited about this upcoming school year, and I can't wait to help guide you through all of your accomplishments!  Below is a bit of information so that you can get to know me a little better.

This will be my 10th year at the Quogue School. Prior to arriving at the Quogue School in 2014, I taught 5th grade for four years in Virginia; two years at Sedgefield Elementary School in Newport News, and two years at Arlington Science Focus School in Arlington.  

As for my education, I graduated from Westhampton Beach High School, and attended Christopher Newport University in Virginia. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in History in 2009, and a Master's degree in Teaching in 2010. In 2019, after two years of coursework, I earned advanced certificates in School Building Leadership, and in School District Leadership from the College of St. Rose. 

In addition to loving my teaching career, I enjoy watching, coaching, and playing sports, especially lacrosse. I love spending time with my family, going to the beach, reading, and listening to music. Of course, I love math as well… who doesn’t?!

I can't wait to learn about your favorite things to do, and hopefully we can incorporate some of them into our learning this year!